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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 7, 2011 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Once again, good responses and more varied choices of 1973-1993 compared to 1952-1972.

Final Chapter; Top Ten 1994 - 2010

The Hurt Locker

No Country For Old Men

Enemy Of The State

Good Will Hunting

Shooter

Ray

Walk The Line

Forrest Gump

American Beauty

Fargo

Special Recognition;

The Cove (documentary)
911: In Plane Site (documentary)
Food Inc. (documentary)
Crumb (documentary)
Fuel (documentary)
Religulous (documentary)
Man On Wire (documentary)
An Inconveinent Truth (documentary)

This Final Chapter may be more controversial due to the breakdown of the Hollywood System and the emergence of several independent filmakers.

I look forward to loading my Netflix Que with your suggestions. Thnx.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 7, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Inglorious Bastards
3:10 to Yuma
Juno
Kung Fu Hustle
The Usual Suspects
Gran Torino
The Pianist
Charlie Wilsons War
House of Flying Daggers & Crouching Tiger
Pirates of the Caribbean's
Kill Bill's
Avatar
There Will Be Blood
Braveheart
Superbad
Friday
Fight Club
Gangs of New York
Hurt Locker
Watchmen
IT WAS TO HARD TO NARROW SO I DOUBLED IT

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Saving Private Ryan

Murder In The First

Sleepers

Donnie Brasco

A Beautiful Mind

A Bronx Tale

Invincible

American Pie

Toy Story

Pirates Of The Carribean

Mr Hollands Opus

The Chamber

A Time To Kill

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Thanks, dz. It's been fun.

There Will Be Blood
Conspiracy
The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Revolutionary Road
The Road
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Amelie
Zelary
To Live
Children of Men
The Red Violin

Honorable mention- Magnolia, The Miracle Maker, The Passion of the Christ, Pitch Black

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-01-08 05:30:23

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 7, 2011 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Thanks Micah, you're a good human being, and from what i've read, your posts are relevant and intelligent.

Perhaps on Monday one more Pre-1950 Top Ten for ol William Tell and the geriatrics crowd. Just kidding, but Bill sometimes eludes to his perception that the Bus Stopped Circa 1969 ish?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

I don't think WT and rob will be alone if you do a final thread. Why limit it to talkies ? How about 1905 - 1953. Mary Pickford would be pissed if you didn't included her.

On my mind because of these threads,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkP0bsiCgDQ&;feature=related

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 7, 2011 9:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

More film for viewing/thought:

Being John Malkovich (with its opening homage to Jan Svankmayer (sp?))
Seven -if just for the opening credits
Wall-E (yea, I said Wall-E)
A History of Violence
O, Brother Where Art Thou (if only for T-Bone Burnett educating our ears...)
Mulholland Drive
The Royal Tennenbaums
Lost in Translation

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Great films advokat - Being John, Wall-e (right there with you), O Brother .
O Brother gets a special consideration for having such a big impact in the music world, bringing Americana into the mainstream. And of course we will tip our hats to T-Bone.

edit- Zelary takes place in and around Prague and Upper Silesia. It's worth a peel regardless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JC6H6yd6YI



This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-01-08 06:13:01

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 8, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Too funny you posted that clip as I'm working on trying to bring Iva Bittova to the Henry Miller Library in the not so distant future. http://www.bittova.com/

http://www.bittova.com/biografie.php

Seen her many, many times and worked at her label in Prague - it's a small country. She's living in NY these days.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 7, 2011 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Just a few thoughts for consideration...

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (oops, guess it's not American)
Bourne trilogy
Saving Ryan's Privates
Big Lebowski
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (not American either)

just for fun, I think everyone should see Idiocracy - to see where we're headed if we don't wake up.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Yeah UJB, you're right, Private Ryan, Lebowski and Bourne were defining for their Genre's.

Just never could connect with Lord of the Rings, and to my friends dissaproval, the whole "Hobbit" trilogy back in the day.

What's the new deal - Harry Potter?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Not ashamed to admit it - I like the Harry Potter books, and the movies have been great. Really have brought the vision to life. (Wouldn't call them new, btw - they have shaped more than a decade of young readers - thank god kids have found something they can read!) Come to think of it, I really like involved, multi-part stories - LOTR, Potter, Dune. I'd love some rec's for other sci-fi/fantasy serials. I've watched the LOTR films a number of times, I think they hold up well.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Lord of the Rings are considered American, I think because they are New Line $$. Part 3 won Best Picture. I loved those films, but I'm not sure that they are going to age well. Part 2 pretty much rocks from start to finish, though.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

I do like most of your choices, glad you included Shooter. That is a great little movie.

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Poster: roughyed Date: Jan 8, 2011 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Can't really challenge anything here. I love the comedies, especially The Big Lebowski.
Happy Texas?

For music, but still a bloody good film in it's own right, Kansas City.

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Poster: helenbuckeeta Date: Jan 8, 2011 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Into The Wild
Sideways
Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Big Lebowski
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Knocked Up
Juno
Little Miss Sunshine
Gone Baby Gone
Smoke (jerry plays a cover of "smoke gets in your eyes")

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead - Simply can't hide my affection for Marisa Tomei, and though i find silicon implants to be a turn off, she went out and bought herself a state-of-the-art augmentation which she proudly displays.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 7, 2011 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Apocalptyo - best action movie of the 21st century
Fight Club
A History of Violence
The Ice Storm
The Incredibles
Kill Bill
Saving Private Ryan
Seven
Up
Zodiac


Foreign forgive me for just listing a whole bunch:

Audition
Crouching Tiger
Drunken Master 2
Elizabeth
The Fall (2006) Tarsem Sing - maybe my all-time favorite movie
Happy Together
Hero
Hot Fuzz
In Bruges
Kung Fu Hustle
Layer Cake
Let The Right One In
Once Were Warriors
The Queen
The Red Violin
Save The Green Planet
Shaun of the Dead
Spider
Sunshine
Timecrimes
A Very Long Engagement


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

fen, Apocalypto almost made my list. Excellent film.

A Very Long Engagement is just as good as Amelie. A suggestion to read the book by Sebastien Japrisot.

If you like French film, on Netflix Instant is 'The Summer Hours' w/Juliette Binoche. Worth it.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Parte Trois; Top Ten American Films 1994 - 2010 Final Chapter!

Office Space is classic, Juno was inventive.